Tommy’s Ceilidh Crew

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Meet Tommy Dempsey. Over the last half a century or so, Tommy has been entertaining audiences both far and wide with his steady stream of evocative songs, some traditional, others with a more modern flavour, all delivered with charming patter, lightning wit … and lots of great tunes.

“Expect plenty of Blarney, lots of great tunes and energetic traditional dancing. Add in all your favourite songs – and a little spot of what you fancy!”

Tommy has gathered together a group of highly-experienced multi-instrumentalists to perform for you. Tommy’s Ceilidh Crew play an infectious mix of jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes drawn from the endless repertoire of the Irish and Celtic tradition, presented with verve and enthusiasm.

The band brings an experienced ceilidh-caller to organise high-energy dancing for all ages, coming down onto the floor to describe and demonstrate the steps and moves for each new dance. And when the dancers take a well-earned break from time to time, all of those traditional tried-and-tested favourite singalong Irish songs are also included in their playlist – plus many, many more from Tommy’s inexhaustible repertoire.

The band always pay careful attention to all aspects of their performance, and come equipped as standard with a high-spec sound-system that produces crystal-clear sound in any venue. All you need to do is grab a pint (or three) of the black stuff, get on your feet and jig the night away!

Tommy’s Ceilidh Crew offers you a great evening of good ol’-fashioned entertainment with loads of ‘craic’, Irish style – a traditional Celtic party.

  • Rip-roaring selection of polkas, jigs and reels for a classic ceilidh night
  • Flexible line-up includes an experienced dance-caller to assist with steps
  • Self-contained and fully-equipped with a high-quality PA system




Traditional Ceilidh Music

Tommy selects the best tunes drawn from the incomparable Gaelic tradition. When the dancers need a rest, the band will launch into a song.

Favourite Irish Songs

  • Carrickfergus
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Fairytale Of New York
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Follow Me Up To Carlow
  • Green Fields Of France
  • Lakes Of Ponchartrain
  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • Muirshin Durkin
  • Ride On
  • Sally Gardens
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • Spanish Lady
  • Star Of The County Down
  • The Belle Of Belfast City
  • The Irish Rover
  • Town I Loved So Well
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Whiskey In The Jar
  • Wild Rover
  •                                                         ….and plenty more….


  1. Carl’s Ceilidh

    An awesome band, filled our evening with jigs and reels that everyone danced to. So much fun!

  2. Rick’s Party

    Cracking band, hope to see again soon.

  3. Karl’s Wedding

    I cannot begin to tell you how good Tommy’s Ceilidh Crew were. Everyone was on the floor an dancing and we received an unbelievable amount of comments saying how fantastic you were! A huge thank you!